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​​Fort Collins Drug Crime Defense Attorney

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Fort Collins drug crime accusations are serious. Whether you’re being investigated or charged, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. The drug crime defense attorneys at Martin & Reed, LLC, are here to help you. Whether you’re just being investigated or you’ve been charged, contact Martin & Reed, LLC, by calling (970) 573-5187 or by completing our contact form to schedule your free consultation with a drug crime defense lawyer. Our Fort Collins law office is here to help you get the best possible outcome to your investigation or case.

Drug Possession and Distribution Charges in Fort Collins

One of the most common charges in Fort Collins and the surrounding areas is drug possession and distribution. It is illegal under the State’s drug possession laws to be in possession of drugs. The State refers to drugs as “controlled substances” that are classified by “schedule.” Drug possession is, in a nutshell, having physical control over a drug. Drug possession can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

Distribution is generally charged as “drug possession with the intent to distribute”, but it can also be charged as distribution. It is illegal to dispense, distribute, or intend to distribute controlled substances in Fort Collins. This may be a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the amount of the controlled substance that was in possession.

How Does Larimer County Classify Drugs?

The severity of the drug crime that you are charged with depends on several factors. One of those factors is the type of drug and where it falls on the Larimar County drug schedule. Here’s what the schedule classifications mean: